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Railway Transportation

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  • U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service, profits

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid....
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...
  • U.S. proposes rule to prevent runaway trains of dangerous goods

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration on Tuesday proposed measures to prevent unattended freight trains from causing accidents, a step meant to improve oil train safety after a string of serious mishaps. The FRA, part of the...
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • Metro-North Must Be Partner In Fixing New Haven Line

    Metro-North Must Be Partner In Fixing New Haven Line
    The summer ended with more bad news from Metro-North. The beleaguered railroad said Connecticut's costs for commuter rail service could jump 60 percent this year because of new labor contracts. This followed a string of miscues, track failures and...
  • State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M

     State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M
    Even though Norwalk's balky Walk Bridge has brought the country's busiest commuter railroad to a standstill several times, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday gave Connecticut less than half of what the state sought to replace it. The...
  • Transportation center slated for Newport News

    Transportation center slated for Newport News
    More passenger trains and faster service to Washington, D.C., are coming to Newport News. A $38 million multi-modal transportation center in Newport News is scheduled to begin construction in 2016. The station will be able to accommodate four Amtrak...
  • New Figures: Metro-North Adding Riders, Reducing Delays

    New Figures: Metro-North Adding Riders, Reducing Delays
    Metro-North's on-time performance improved dramatically in August, surpassing the railroad's goal for the first time all year. The railroad classified 95.6 percent of trains on the heavily used New Haven line as "on time," meaning they reached their...
  • Amtrak service resumes between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

    (Reuters) - Amtrak trains resumed with limited operation between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, following interruptions due to downed wires and debris on the tracks. Engineers made repairs permitting Amtrak...
  • Nearly 40 empty train cars derail in Arizona

    (Reuters) - Nearly 40 empty train cars derailed in southern Arizona late on Monday but no one was hurt, a spokesman for Union Pacific said. The three-locomotive train was hauling 107 cars to Los Angeles from Houston when the accident happened near...